Cannabis Commodity

UK Scientists Outline Hemp Research Needs

Submitted by Norm on Mon, 10/09/2017 - 23:04

Through a public-private partnership with Atalo Holdings Inc., they are specifically addressing ways to combat seed shattering, which forces farmers growing for seed to harvest the crop before its fully mature and limits yields. They are also studying ways to breed hemp plants for a desirable sex, which is required by industry markets. Producers need male plants for optimal fiber production but female plants for seed and cannabidiol production. Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid used in food and dietary supplements marketed for consumer health and wellness benefits.